Whether of Mexican heritage or not, Cinco de Mayo brings out the spirit of the vibrant culture in all of us. If you are celebrating the day and need some union-made supplies, Labor 411 has a great selection of goods for the festivities.

By Kelly Ross

For most in the United States May 1 holds little historical significance. So why are millions of people of different cultures and ethnicities across the globe celebrating this day every year? While the United States celebrates Labor Day the first Monday of September, the greater majority of the world’s population celebrates its equivalent, International Workers’ Day on May 1.

By Michael Messina

Cinco de Mayo is next week and it wouldn’t be complete without a classic, refreshing margarita. This salty, tangy tequila cocktail pleases any and every crowd. Ours is made with union ingredients, which means it will go down that much smoother.

Keep this recipe in your back pocket all through summer.

By Linda Dao

Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory in 1862 over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Although it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage here in the U.S. in areas with large Mexican-American populations. So why not commemorate Cinco De Mayo by trying our recipe for Mexican chicken tostadas!

Labor 411 Founder and Publisher Cherri Senders gives some insight into the parallels between the green movement and the labor movement and how the latter should emulate the former in order to gain a foothold in the everyday lives of Americans. The article comes via the LA Daily News.

It’s a tale of two movements, embodied in the stark differences between the annual celebrations of their respective causes.

By Kelly Ross

Every year on April 20 tens of thousands of people celebrate a rather unconventional holiday. 4/20 pays homage the controversial drug cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana. It originated in Northern California (4:20 p.m. was the time a group would meet after school to smoke) and has now become generally associated with pot-related revelry. But this year, we’re putting a union twist on the day.

If you’re planning to a visit to the Los Angeles area soon, we have a great list of hotels for you. These hotels not only provide first-class accommodations but they also treat their employees well and provide them with fair wages and good benefits. Each one uses union labor and maintains a collective bargaining agreement with the employees.